honest: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (on'ist), [key]
— adj.
  1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
  2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings.
  3. gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth.
  4. sincere; frank: an honest face.
  5. genuine or unadulterated: honest commodities.
  6. respectable; having a good reputation: an honest name.
  7. truthful or creditable: honest weights.
  8. humble, plain, or unadorned.
  9. chaste; virtuous.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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